From Professor Amy Bloom:
Do you still remember the first book you loved? Still have it? Still love it? Have you written one (or a few) children’s books on your own? If you have some visual art skills and some serious storytelling impulses, come by the Shapiro Center to learn more about Amy Bloom’s Creating Children’s Books class, taught in spring 2016! Amy and a previous student will answer questions about the class and application process, and snacks will be provided!
Whether you are looking to create a book that will launch your career (or at least get you an interview), create a series that changes the world of children’s books or write a book that you’ll cherish forever, learn more about a chance to craft a book of your very own.
Date: Tuesday, November 3
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center
Genna DeGroot ’15 hates kids and art:
Like children’s books? Interested in learning how to make one? Well hot diggity are you in luck because Amy Bloom, Wesleyan’s author in residence, is teaching her amazing course on “Creating Children’s Books” in the spring. This is a really fun and challenging workshop class that allows students to develop their storytelling and illustration skills, culminating in the creation of their very own children’s book at the end of the semester.
Check the course description on wesmaps. We’re accepting (informal) applications for the class November 3rd—just send an email to amy(at)amybloom(dot)com and gdegroot(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to express your interest in the class and set up an interview. Interviews start November 10th!
I’ll be hosting an information session about the class at 5pm on November 4th in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center to answer any questions you guys might have about the class—come by!
Date: November 4
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Lair
Do you wish you lived in a Roald Dahl novel? Is Captain Underpants still your favorite book to date? Jill Tan ’15 invites you to indulge in your passion for children’s literature:
CCYAL is back! If you are a writer, illustrator, or just love children’s books, come join the Collective for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (CCYAL@WES)! Work with other creative people and make your very own book at our weekly meetings, and come hang out with us and talk about the books you never stopped loving from childhood.
Illustrators, writers, and children’s book enthusiasts are all welcome. Bounce ideas off of your peers, participate in weekly free-writes, and experience what goes into creating a book. Hope to C-Y’AL there!
Date: Wednesday, October 24th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Shapiro Writing Center (167 High Street)